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Old 06-21-2015, 03:49 PM   #11
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Towed Brookstone 360RL with SRW 2011 F350

I towed our Brookstone 360RL with a 2011 SRW F350 diesel. It didn't sag in the rear over an inch or so when hooked up and towed very well. The Brookstone weighs 14,400 loaded (verified on CAT scales) and when I came up with the pin weight I was shocked, 3600 lbs. This is way over the axle rating, too much over for me to feel comfortable for long pulls.

Swapped the F350 for an F450 dually and re-weighed, coach still at 14,400 and pin weight still at 3600 but the 450 axle is OK at this level. I get better milage with the 450 even with a 4.30 rear ratio. The 350 axle was 3.55 which had good milage when not towing but best I got to TN was 10.5 while the 450 got 10.9 on the exact same route.

While your 350 is rated for your GVWR the rear axle the pin weight rating is about 2600 lbs. Manufacturer pin weights are empty and they climb fast when you are near GVWR.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:54 PM   #12
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I'm thinking dually.
I agree. Extra rubber on the road means added stability to me.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:12 PM   #13
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If you have trailer cab turning interference get the Pullmor auto slider.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:36 PM   #14
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I have whats listed in sig. Very similar truck and weight, although my trailer is only 37'. I ended up adding airlift 5000 bags for rear to help handle bumps on overpasses. Otherwise the truck pulls and handles well. I have a B&W slider hitch and have not needed it....yet.


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Old 06-21-2015, 10:46 PM   #15
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No issues with mine. Have Same weight and srw 2014 F340 I don't even know it is behind me. Recommend that you Install the airlift bags😊 It will help with a launch sudder when taking off from a stop.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:08 PM   #16
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Good to hear your looking at more of full timing. My file states 15,900 for the SRW (2014). I too am looking for a F-350 but the DRW will pull 21,500. Most better than average 5r's are pushing the 16,000 limit. Yours with a loaded truck (gas, wife, kids, toys) is no exception.

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Old 06-22-2015, 10:09 AM   #17
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2015 F350 6.7 srw towing a xlr 340x12 at about 16k, 3k pin weight. ..no problems.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:05 PM   #18
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John, any issues loading the bike in the toy hauler? I'm prepping for a trip to NC in 2 weeks and getting the bike ('15 Limited) in the trailer (WnP 30WLA) is a bit of a concern due to the angle of the ramp. Sorry for the off topic reply.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:46 AM   #19
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John, any issues loading the bike in the toy hauler? I'm prepping for a trip to NC in 2 weeks and getting the bike ('15 Limited) in the trailer (WnP 30WLA) is a bit of a concern due to the angle of the ramp. Sorry for the off topic reply.
I just Evel Knievel it up the ramp! LOL. Iíve only loaded/unloaded 6 or 8 times, but have not had any issues such as bottom-end clearance with my 2012 Limited. Loading it, I keep it moving slow enough that Iím under control, but fast enough that you donít stall the bike. I drag my feet so if I have a problem, I can quickly plant a foot to recover. Iím fortunate to have a 12í garage, so I have enough space that I can stop the bike with both tires on the flat garage floor, but just short of the Condor Chock that I use. Can then ensure the front tire is aligned with the chock, and then roll it into the chock. Unloading I push it back until the front tire stops me where there is an angle change at the top of the rampÖfind that once pushing off that stopping point, I tend to hold the brake tight enough that the front tire is locked up and slides down the ramp, and releasing just prior to clearing the ramp. Always a bit of a daunting task (donít want anything to go wrong), but no issuesÖso far! Looks like your 30WLA is wide open garage, therefore you have plenty of stopping runway after entering the trailing vs a glass patio door in my rig. My biggest concern was bike stability while travelingÖ.no video camera so who knows whatís going on back there! The Condor Chock ($199 w/free shipping from Amazon) has completely eliminated that concern, sticks to floor without mounting bolts, but do use a tie-down to help hold it in place. Two soft tie-downs on the handle bars and 1 tie-down around the rear tire keeps the backend from jumping aroundÖsolid as a rock (as verified by my wife as she rode back there for a few miles keeping me posted on the cell during the first test run)! Have a great trip!!
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:46 PM   #20
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I have 2006 F350 diesel srw short bed 4 door and I pull a 2015 Sandpiper 380 BH5 fit wheel with 5 slide outs and close to the same specs as the fifth wheel you're looking at buying. I have went on 7 trips since last fall with it and very comfortable driving and no problems the truck can definitely handle a lot more weight the fifth wheel does pull very well I had a 35 foot cougar fifth wheel before this and I must say the new one tracks very straight. My friends have the same 5th wheel but a 2015 Chevy 2500 diesel and they say it also pulls good because I am purchasing a new truck now and I'm wondering the same thing if I can go to a 2500 for the more comfortable ride vs 3500.
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